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2016 NFL Season – Which Teams Are Using the Franchise Tag

Posted on 2 Mar, 2016, by in NFL

Of the ten teams who used the franchise tag for the 2016 season while hoping to get a long term contract signed instead, just the Washington Redskins used it on a quarterback, holding on to Kirk Cousins for a price they hope they won’t have to actually pay him once they get a deal secured. More

NFL Rumors – Miami Dolphins & Los Angeles Rams Being Forced to Use the Franchise Tag

Posted on 1 Mar, 2016, by in NFL

Unless something very surprising happens in the coming hours, both the Miami Dolphins (with Olivier Vernon) and the Los Angeles Rams (with Janoris Jenkins) are going to use the franchise tag, despite not really wanting to, in order to try and keep these two pretty unsatisfied players. More

NFL Rumors – Dallas Cowboys Trying to Sign Dez Bryant on a New Contract

Posted on 5 Jun, 2015, by in NFL

With the July 15 deadline approaching, the Dallas Cowboys are trying to sign Dez Bryant on a long term contract instead of having the wide receiver play next season on a franchise tag. More

NFL Free Agency – Teams Using the Franchise Tag

Posted on 3 Mar, 2015, by in Featured, NFL

Five teams chose to use the franchise tag heading into 2015 NFL free agency: The Dallas Cowboys on Dez Bryant, Denver Broncos with Demaryius Thomas, New York Giants on Jason Pierre-Paul, Kansas City Chiefs with Justin Houston and the New England Patriots on kicker Stephen Gostkowski. More

NFL Rumors – Chicago Bears Will Franchise Tag Jay Cutler in 2014

Posted on 18 May, 2013, by in NFL

Are the Chicago Bears pleased with Jay Cutler at quarterback? Lets put it this way – if they had a shot at a better quarterback, they’d take it. But that’s not on the table, so it’s about hoping the offensive line issues are solved, and for Cutler to have a great season in 2013 so they’d actually have to consider giving him the franchise tag while trying to work out a longer deal. More

2013 NFL Season – 8 Players With the Franchise Tag

Posted on 5 Mar, 2013, by in NFL

Only 8 teams chose to use the Franchise tag heading into the 2013 NFL season, avoiding some key players like Michael Johnson, Anthony Spencer, Jairus Byrd and Ryan Clady from hitting free agency, although it was surprising not to see the New England Patriots make use of that option. More

5 NFL Players Teams Should Use the Franchise Tag On

Posted on 18 Feb, 2013, by in Featured

Deciding on using the franchise tag isn’t always a question of ability; it’s often about economics, or simply avoiding making a decision if possible. Joe Flacco, the biggest name in free agency this season, will probably be franchised by the Baltimore Ravens, who don’t want to pay him the kind of money his agent does. Michael Johnson, Jairus Byrd and Dwayne Bowe will join him in the tag list as well. More

2012 NFL Season – Matt Forte & Ray Rice Get Long Term Deals

Posted on 17 Jul, 2012, by in NFL

Players don’t like to get franchised, but if it eventually leads to a better deals, everything is forgotten. Just like Drew Brees got his deal from the New Orleans Saints, running backs Matt Forte from the Chicago Bears and Ray Rice from the Baltimore Ravens got the deals they wanted. More

How NFL Teams Are Using the Franchise Tag

Posted on 6 Mar, 2012, by in NBA

NFL Free agency begins on March 13, meaning teams across the league have been putting the franchise tag, with careful thought or without it, on their prize and prime free agents, with Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints (busy with other troubles) leading the free agents class of 2012 being the most notable name on the tag list. More